Fairness Ordinances on Eastern Standard (audio available)

Aug 31, 2013

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A number of Kentucky communities have enacted so-called "fairness ordinances," prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or perceived gender identity, the most recent of which is Frankfort.   The capital city has become the fifth in the state to do so among Lexington, Louisville, Covington and the eastern Kentucky city of Vicco.

Do you live in a community with a fairness ordinance?  Do you support such measures or are you opposed?  How will such ordinances change the status of families in the Commonwealth and your own family?

Guests: Johnny Cummings, Mayor of Vicco, Kentucky; Chris Hartman, Director of the Fairness Campaign; to be confirmed: Martin Cothran, senior policy analyst for the Family Foundation of Kentucky.

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